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48 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 February 2008 12:15AM

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Comment author: gutzperson 13 February 2008 11:10:18AM 1 point [-]

Language (systems) can never be precise, only as precise as possible. At its best it is about the least misunderstanding; misunderstanding being inherent. Approximation comes into my mind. It is about agreements (also the breaking of these) and closed circuit situations. At its best it is about more or less successful feedback loops.